Vertex is proud to announce Chief Tax Officer, Michael Bernard, has been named one of Accounting Today’s 2020 Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.
Many of the 2020 Top 100 Most Influential People were predicting disruption in the accounting profession – particularly around technology, diversity and business models – long before the events of 2020 accelerated the upheaval.
Now that change has come, amid the coronavirus pandemic, the calls for racial justice, and the other major shifts of the last year, the leaders on this year’s top 100 list have become even more essential visionaries in their areas of expertise within the profession.
Influencers who 10 years ago were perceived as radical for proselytizing a completely virtual office can offer critical technological and managerial advice to newly remote workforces; those who have long advocated for stronger inclusion efforts are being called upon to speak about diversity in the workplace in virtual conferences; and practitioners with successful advisory practices can provide a roadmap for their peers looking to move up in the value chain to help clients seeking relief from the economic downturn.
The top 100 people for 2020 were among the profession’s most visible and active allies and champions whose influence has been particularly felt over the last six months and who are primed to continue having an impact into next year.